Sometimes you may try to install a package via CLI. While running the command you get this message “Python was not found; run without arguments to install from the Microsoft Store”. This message is displayed because what you intend to install needs Python for a successful installation or configuration. In this guide, I will be showing you how to fix Python that was not found run without arguments to install from the Microsoft Store. You may want to read further on How to Run Python Script via Windows Task Scheduler and Python Automation in Windows with Visual Studio Code and How you can Visualize MBAM Recovery Audit Report with Python
Fix Python was not found
Following the steps below to resolve the issue, python not found to run with an argument on Windows.
A. Using Environment Variable
1. Open AppData and Navigate to the Python folder. You will need to navigate to the python folder and copy the path
AppData > Local > Programs > Python > Python311
2. Open the Scripts folder
You will also need to navigate further into the Scripts folder and copy the path.
AppData > Local > Programs > Python > Python311 > Scripts
3. Open Environment Variables
Open Windows Environment Variable and navigate to system variables. Under Path click New and paste the two paths you copied earlier and click OK to close the Environment Variable.
A. Install Python for Windows: Add to the Environment Variable
During the installation of Python, you may need to check the box “Add Python to environment variables” and install. If already installed, you can still check this box by relaunching the installation file and modifying the installation.
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Confirm that the Python installation was successful, and you can try to re-install it and check the “Add Python to environment variables”. You can also update the PATH variable to include the Python executable path.
On your Windows system search for “Microsoft Store”, and select the link to open the store. Once the store is open, select Search from the upper-right menu and enter “Python”. Select which version of Python you would like to use from the results under Apps and start the installation.
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